Qantas Dreamliner to fly across the Tasman this summer


Qantas has announced that it will operate its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner across the Tasman this summer. A daily seasonal service will operate daily between Sydney and Auckland, from 4 December 2019 to 28 March 2020,

In order to be on the 787, you will need to book Qantas flights QF141 or  QF144. QF141 is the service from Sydney to Auckland, while QF144 is the reverse service. Once on-board you will be able to experience the Dreamliner’s next generation Economy, Premium Economy and Business class cabins.

Qantas are taking the opportunity to showcase the 787 across the Tasman before more Dreamliners arrive, which is good news for Trans-Tasman travellers.

Booking your Qantas trans-Tasman Dreamliner flight

Qantas have already updated the booking system, and the 787 Dreamliner flights are ready to book. Just look for QF141 or QF144 while you are making your booking.

Being a 787 service it opens up Premium Economy seating across the ditch. There are not available on the 737 or A330 services that usually fly on the route.

Qantas are offering a special Premium Economy sale fare, offering flights from $299 one-way.

For the Frequent Flyer, there are a range of award seats available in all three cabins. While there was some availability at the time of writing, it is possible they will go quickly.

The 787 Dreamliner

Qantas currently has eight 787-9s in its fleet, with a further six arriving from October 2019, bringing the total fleet of Dreamliners to 14 by the second half of 2020.

Qantas’ Dreamliner carries 236 passengers across three cabins. It features the latest version of the airline’s Business Suite, as well as a next generation Premium Economy seat and a significantly improved Economy seat with extra storage compartments and more legroom.

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